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Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

Family playing

At Panorama Psychology, we offer a range of therapy services tailored specifically for families with young children (age 0-6). Our early childhood therapy services are designed to support children during the critical early years of development, helping them build the skills and resilience they need to thrive. Therapy is often recommended when caregivers are concerned about behavior, attachment, family stress, school adjustment, emotional development, sibling conflict, anxiety, or aggression.

Our experienced therapists specialize in working with infants and young children, using a variety of evidence-based approaches such as play therapy, family therapy, and dyadic therapy to support healthy relationships, secure attachment, emotional engagement, and behavioral changes. We work closely with families with the goal of promoting healthy emotional development and building stronger relationships within the family unit.

 

With young children and families, our therapists use behavioral and relational approaches to help children and families navigate the challenges of early childhood, and we are committed to providing high-quality, individualized care to support each child's unique journey towards emotional health and wellbeing. 

Mother and Child

How Do I Know If My Young Child Needs Therapy?

What is "Normal"?

While ups and downs are a normal part of life for all young children and families, sometimes circumstances call for outside support. Early Childhood Therapy is a family affair, and involving parents and caregivers in child therapy is crucial to the healing process. Here's what you need to know.

Early Childhood Specialties

  • Acting Out and Explosive Behavior

  • Anxiety and Worry

  • Easily Upset or Frustrated 

  • Changes in Eating or Sleeping Patterns

  • Academic or Developmental Struggles

  • Recovering from Traumatic Events

  • Family Conflict/Parenting Stress

  • Family Changes or Stressors

  • Physical Symptoms without Medical Cause

  • Difficulty in Coping with Transitions

Is it my fault my child is struggling?

We don't play the blame game, and there is no such thing as a perfect parent. What we do know is that you, as parents, are crucial to helping your child to grow and thrive.

At Panorama Psychology, we believe that while parents are not the cause of a child's problems, parents are the solution to those problems.

Our evidence-based therapy focuses on helping parents and children work together to increase feelings of safety and closeness, building skills for managing hard moments, and connecting and repairing when we mess up. 

Comprehensive Parent Intake

From the outset of early childhood therapy, our intake process ensures that we understand your perspective, concerns, and goals for therapy. We explore various aspects of your child's development, emotional well-being, and family dynamics. From day one, we want to join you on your child's support team. 

Parent Involvement

Parent involvement is central to our therapy process, and is arguably the most crucial component of a child's therapy treatment plan. We invite parents to be curious about their child's inner world, their family patterns, and what needs to change to support their child. By focusing on topics like attachment, emotional closeness, and behavioral patterns, parent involvement in early childhood therapy can enhance and accelerate the treatment process. 

Play-Based Therapy

Play serves multiple purposes in early childhood therapy. First, we know that in order for therapy to be helpful, a child needs to feel comfortable and welcomed. Our therapists put families at ease by incorporating play and other fun activities into the therapy process. Second, Play Therapists are able to learn about a child's emotional world through engaging in play, which is crucial to working through challenges. 

Evidence-Based Approaches

At Panorama Psychology, we use evidence-based therapy approaches, meaning that your child's treatment will be backed by science and research. Our therapists incorporate proven methods that have been developed specifically for young children and their families. 

Click here to download our Free Parent Guide to Special Time

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